The 51st Hof International Film Festival will open on 24 October 2017 with the film THREE PEAKS by Jan Zabeil (THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN). The German-Italian production was recently an audience favorite at this year’s Locarno Film Festival and won the Variety Piazza Grande Award 2017.
In the leading roles which have been wonderfully cast with Alexander Fehling and Bérénice Bejo, THREE PEAKS tells the story of Aaron, who takes a trip with his girlfriend Lea and her son Tristan to the mountains, where their relationship is unexpectedly put to the test. Thorsten Schaumann, the new artistic director of the Hof International Film Festival:
“With THREE PEAKS Jan Zabeil once again proves his great talent as a filmmaker. With fine and subtle tones, he develops a suspense from which the viewer cannot escape. The actors as well as the cinematography impart a deceptive lightness to this dramatic mountain trip of a young patchwork family. It is simply marvelous to see this in the cinema. I am very much looking forward to Jan Zabeil’s film THREE PEAKS opening our Home of Films at the festival’s 51st edition.”
THREE PEAKS is the second film of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF graduate Jan Zabeil and is a production by Rohfilm Productions (Germany) and Echo Film (Italy). NFP marketing & distribution will be releasing the film in German cinemas on 1 February 2018.